Friday, July 2, 2010

stars & stripes

I know I have totally neglected this blog but I have my reasons!! We enjoyed a 2 week vacation at Myrtle Beach. & since we've been home - we've been swimming everyday, either at swim lessons or at grandma's pool & we've just been keeping it perfect hair for swimming - 2 french braids. Stays out of her hair the whole time & is not tangly when we take it out. So my apologies but I do have a fun one for the FOURTH of JULY

This is our version of the American flag. Girlie thought I was literally going to do stars & stripes - nope just improvise!! She loved it & giggled when she looked in the mirror saying how fun it is! & brother kept giggling & saying her hair looked silly. Pretty funky but oh so fun!!

our version:the American Flag - see it? please say yes!
Part the hair down the middle & divide a square on the left side where the stars would go. The rest of the hair is going in the "stripes"
Start braiding for the stripes. I put the elastic closest to the hair. You could do this a few different way. You could braid all the way down. You could bring all this into a side pony or if you can't french braid - you can do puffy braids - using elastics instead.
I braided 6 braids!
Now to the "star" section. Divide little sections in the hair & add elastics. Do the entire squared section
Do mini buns for the stars. I was wishing the entire time that I had those miniature clips (in red preferrably) to secure each bun. It would have been darling & added to it & also taken less time. I just wrapped with an elastic to secure.
Here we go. The stars are all bunned up & the braids stripey!
I just curled what was left down but you could definitely pull it into a side pony, I even thought about twisting it down to a low side pony.
front view. I know it's funky but it's way cute in person.
& she decided she wanted to bow in with it & it looked darling. Love it.

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